The Federal Government of Switzerland, with the technical support of FAO, established the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in 2019 and is pleased to announce the second edition. The award is open to individuals, private companies or institutions.
This grant is to support the UK government’s Aid Strategy in developing countries. The grant is to support projects that will make a positive contribution to the social and economic development of your countries and improve the welfare of the population.
Do you have a business idea or startup business that is less than 5 years? The Tony Elumelu Foundation is accepting applications from young African men and women to the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions that innovators in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are making in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Commonwealth countries. Each award winner will receive a trophy, a certificate and prize money of £3,000. Award winners will receive ongoing support for their work and may also be invited to participate in high-level forums such as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Commonwealth Business Forum and Commonwealth Games.
The COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program is an initiative by Mastercard Foundation in partnership with KEPSA whose aim is to support women/youth-led or owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) whose operations have been adversely affected by Covid-19.
Need to scale up your business? TiimAfrica in partnership with NigeriaFMYS is giving out $5000 to young Nigerians between the ages of 25-35, who run a business and have 6 months minimum financial records.
The 2021 call for projects exclusively targets specific innovations that answer one or more of these 3 questions:
How can the marketing of local products from family farming be remunerative for peasants, peasants and other actors in the sectors, beyond niche markets and allow the generalization of the consumption of food? produced and processed in the country or sub-region (that is to say by a large number of consumers from the middle and poor categories, or even very poor)?
How can local products from peasant family agriculture have lasting access to institutional markets?
How to make West African consumers and their organizations full players in the massive consumption of healthy and nutritious local products?
True to our mission of transforming lives, we seek to identify, grow, and scale commercially viable businesses that are also creating societal change. In line with this purpose, we strongly believe that there are innovators who are determined to address challenges that exist in their communities by finding locally relevant solutions that work for them. We would like to give them a platform to enhance and scale across Kenya and beyond. Therefore, we launched the Safaricom Spark Venture Fund to invest and support late-seed, early-growth stage companies with a presence in Kenya, whilst leveraging Safaricom assets to enable the companies to scale.
The Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) is a Government of the Republic of Zambia Project being implemented through the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) with support from the World Bank. The project also seeks to boost growth oriented Agribusiness SMEs by investing in both their technical and productive capabilities and business management skills. This will enable them to link into large buyers and grow their businesses into sustainable ventures that will not just increase agricultural production and trade but also create employment.